Will My Cycle Still Work With Ammonia Remover

Crapapples

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Hi

Looks like my betta tank wasn't fully cycled so since putting him in I have a small amount of ammonia and nitrite constantly present I am doing 50% water changes daily, the amounts aren't high thank goodness, just a small trace of each.

Can I just check - I have put some ammonia remover in, I know it won't technically remove but change to ammonium, but will this effect the cycle or can the bacteria still feed on ammonium to complete the cycle?

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Crapapples

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Thanks TexasGuppy. That's a blow, so maybe I have stalled the cycle then by doing this :/ Bugger. I could probably ease off on the water changes I suppose and let it runs it's course as it is very low.
 

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I don’t think I’d use it either if trying to cycle. I have used it in an uncycled QT and it was great for that purpose. It did drop the ammonia to 0 and I didn’t get nitrites/nitrates, as I assumed there was nothing for the bacteria to feed on.
 
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Yes, this is my fear also. I thought it was done but must have been just a little too soon for me to put a fish in I will try and ride it out, maybe do a large water change today to remove the ammonia remover perhaps?
 
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